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Inherited traits

-characteristics passed down from parents to offspring

Instinctive behavior

-A behavior that an organism inherits. For example a bird's instinct is to fly south (migrate) for the winter.

Learned behavior

-Are behavior they have learned from their parents.

Adaptation

-A change an organism undergoes in order to survive.

Hibernation

-A state of deep deep sleep.

Migration

-The seasonal movement of animals from one place to another.

Dormancy

-A period in the life of an organism when growth and development temporarily stops.

Offspring

-New organisms made by parent organisms.

Structure

-The physical characteristics of an organism.

Function

-How a structure works to help an organism survive in its environment.